Friday, 22 August 2014

SYNAPSE CIRCUIT EDIFIER LUNA ECLIPSE

Sci-Fi Sound: The beautiful and outstanding Edifier Luna Eclipse.
SYNAPSE CIRCUIT
REVIEW

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Are you in the market for a new speaker for any one of your many devices? Check this awesome Sci-Fi looking speaker from...
...EDIFIER
LUNA ECLIPSE
£149.99 inc

#Edifier #LunaEclipse #StereoSpeakers #BluetoothSpeakers

SWEET SONICS?
Greater London, 23 August 2014, here I am ready to unload what I think of the Edifier Luna Eclipse 2.0 speaker system with Bluetooth connectivity. But before I give you my honest opinion let’s get the technical stuff out of the way...

Features:
Bluetooth pairing capability with Bluetooth enabled devices
Capacitive touch sensitive controls for volume, play/pause, previous/next track and standby
Auxiliary input port for versatile connectivity to external devices
Incorporation of DSP and DRC for enhanced audio performance and distortion control
Electronic crossover and dedicated power amplifier to each tweeter and bass drivers
3inch bass driver and Ф19mm silk dome tweeter in each speaker
Dual 3inch passive bass radiators for enhanced bass effect in each speaker
Remote control for volume and power

Specifications:
Total power output: RMS 15W x 2 + 22W x 2
THD + N (testing level): 10%
Frequency response: R/L: 6.1KHz - 20KHz | SW:30Hz-1.58KHz
Distortion: ≤0.5%
Input sensitivity: 600mV±50mV
Audio input: Bluetooth, Auxiliary
Adjustment (remote): Volume, power
Adjustment (unit): Power, volume, Bluetooth disconnect, swipe motion track navigation in Bluetooth mode
Speaker unit: Tweeter: 19mm | Full range: 3 inch (82mm), Magnetically shielded, 6Ω
Passive bass radiator: 3 inch (82mm)
Colours: Available in red and black

Did you like that? Are you turned on? Well tune into the review!

LOUD & CLEAR: LUNACY
Well, as with all Edifier’s speaker design this one lives up to the name visually! You get the feeling that you may have seen the pair before in a Sci-Fi movie. Funny thing about Sci-Fi movies these days... I find the graphics and designs to be better than the storyline in many of today’s take on the movie genre. Anyhoo... The sound...

I have tested the Luna Eclipse with various mediums using the PC, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 4. On the PC I put it through the paces with a couple of music creation software: Synapse (no relation) Audio Orion Studio 8 and Single Cell Software Caustic 3. As a musician I felt that the sound was oversaturated with the lower range that has a tendency to boom and this is the music software at a bare minimum. Because of the heavy bass and mid frequency saturation I find it makes it hard to use for the purpose of music composition as you need a flat representation of the frequencies because when you start to add audio enhancing effects you stop trusting your ears. However, many speakers of this nature aren’t really suitable for musical composition. But there are some good speakers out there that have adjustable knobs for bass, treble and mid-range that are more suited. It is said that you are supposed to use what is known as “monitors” that can be very, very expensive. But there again there are some people out there making music on smartphones and tablets that sounds really great – assuming that composers of that ilk do not hook their mobile devices up to other equipment for the mastering (sound perfection).

I found that the Luna Eclipse works perfectly with a device that enables equalization; once the bass and mid boom is equalized the sound is nice and clean at high volumes. The remote control is very responsive; it turns the speakers on and controls the volume as you’d expect. YouTube videos sounded very good from people speaking to music videos / albums and even the odd full movie! It was a pleasure to watch the Little Richard movie (2000)!

The Bluetooth aspect worked flawlessly and pairing my Galaxy handsets S4 and Note 2 was a chinch! What I found with the handsets was the sound of the notifications was overall good but tinny. And like the PC I felt the need to use equalization for that boom factor. Overall I found it good for all kinds of music: Electronic; Metal; Pop; Classical, etc. Most handsets these days come with built-in settings based on different types of music and you can always download equalization apps from the various virtual app shops of Android and I assume iOS.

CONCLUSION
I would say that the Edifier Luna Eclipse is a good 2.0 speaker system that can compliment your PC, TV, mobile devices, etc. You should note that once the Bluetooth function is engaged it will render the sound from the PC mute until the Bluetooth function is deactivated. It would have been a nice feature to have them both on at the same time to bounce from one to the other!

The build quality is solid and judging by the review unit it looks like it can take a knock or two!

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